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Tromsø Harbor – Black & White

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To Senja With Love

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“The earth has music for those who listen.” I read this caption a photo from that region over two years ago. That is when I knew I needed to add Senja to my bucket list. Indeed, if you listen to… Continue Reading →

What I Missed: Oslo Edition

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ie, what I didn’t get a chance to see or do in Oslo. Barcode Oslo With the Oslo Opera House nearby this neighborhood, I don’t know how I forgot to visit this place. Either way, the next time I visit… Continue Reading →

Country Roads…take me home

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  Driving down the country roads in Troms County in Norway was incredible and captivating. Small fishing villages dot the coastlines; it’s a picturesque landscape.  Undoubtedly quiet. Who wouldn’t want to listen to some John Denver on these roads?  … Continue Reading →

Hello Helsinki, Goodbye Helsinki

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“Bye bye rocks,” Lilia chimed in. We had stopped at a lookout near a bridge in Lohja after visiting the Paavolan Tammi there. The Paavalon Tammi was the reason why we drove an hour and a half outside of Helsinki,… Continue Reading →

Goodbye Oslo, Hello Helsinki

After spending nearly a week in the capital of Norway, I decided to visit Helsinki again where my cousin currently lives. Not to confuse anyone, but her name is also Elizabeth – just spelled with an s instead of z…. Continue Reading →

Oslo Food Experience

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In Oslo, I visited a couple of upscale cosy restaurants that either served traditional Norwegian cuisine or had a distinctive menu suggested by the Oslo Pass. Perhaps I should have ventured outside of my comfort zone, but since I spent… Continue Reading →

Fairytale Islands and Dreamy Landscapes

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I spent three weeks in Scandinavia, Norway and Finland to be specific. I had chosen my destination points wisely, visiting the metropolitan hubs of Oslo, Helsinki, and, in Northern Norway,  Tromsø. I thought spending five days would be enough to… Continue Reading →

The Capital of Norway: Oslo

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I don’t think I got nearly enough time to discover the hidden gems of Norway’s capital city of Oslo. I had decided to buy a three-day Oslo Pass to ensure I would find something to do each and every day… Continue Reading →

PSA – Back from Vacation

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Hey everyone, This past Tuesday I got back from my three week vacation to Norway and Finland. And they did not disappoint. Especially Northern Norway. I don’t want to spill too much of the beans (so to speak), because I… Continue Reading →

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